Hong Kong Airlines to add fourth daily Beijing flight

Hong Kong Airlines is set to increase its daily service from three to four flights on the Hong Kong-Beijing route.

The additional flight will depart Hong Kong at 2045 and arrive at Beijing Capital International Airport at 0040. The return leg will depart the Chinese capital at 0125 and land back at Hong Kong International Airport at 0455. Continue reading

Zhejiang Loong Airlines initiates commercial services

Zhejiang Loong Airlines, based in Hangzhou, Eastern China, began passenger operations yesterday with two Airbus A320s.

According to the airline’s weibo account, China’s Twitter-like microblogging service, the carrier’s maiden commercial services were flight GJ8691 and GJ8687, which flew from Hangzhou to Chongqing and Hangzhou to Shenzhen respectively.

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New China high-speed rail link in service

China has opened another new high-speed rail link.

It used to take 13 hours to reach Xiamen, an important seaport in the eastern province of Fujian, from the country’s southern boomtown of Shenzhen by train, but the new 513km route, opened on Saturday, has cut the travel time to four hours, according to the Xinhua News Agency. Both cities are important special economic zones of China – for more on them, click here for Xiamen and here for Shenzhen.

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